Are you ready to cook smarter this year? The latest kitchen gadgets come equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HD cameras, and even artificial intelligence. You can start small with a bluetooth-connected coffee maker, or go full-on kitchen-of-the-future with a super smart fridge.
Here are the hottest smart kitchen devices for your home:
Smart coffee makers
Wake up to a smarter cup of joe.
No more groggy stumbling to your kitchen to make coffee in the morning. A connected coffee maker can do the job while you stay cozy in bed. Plus they have tons of added capabilities, like variable schedules for days of the week, and text alerts with your coffee is ready.
Behmor Brewer Connected Coffee Maker – $169.99
Coffee aficionados can customize every step of the brewing process from pre-soak time to water temperature. Plus, the Behmor app (iOS and Android) is compatible with Amazon Dash so it can automatically reorder beans or grounds. You’ll never run out of coffee again!
Smarter Coffee maker – $249.99
Use a voice command to start brewing with the Smarter app (iOS and Android); it’s compatible with Alexa and Google Home. You can even connect your Smarter coffee maker with your Nest camera to automatically make a fresh pot of coffee as soon as you step through the front door.
It’s basically like having a robot barista in your kitchen.
Chemex Ottomatic – $350.00
The Chemex Ottomatic is basically like having a robot barista in your kitchen. Ideal for coffee snobs who want a perfect brew but don’t want to stand in the kitchen for 15 minutes making coffee. It’s programmed to manage every part of the brewing process from infusion time to water temperature.
Devices you’ve probably heard of, now with smart new features.
Making dinner is easier when you can find and follow recipes right from your smartphone, plus check the status of your meal without having to get off the couch.
Drop connected kitchen scale – $79.95
Drop connects to your smartphone and takes the guesswork out of cooking. The Drop app (iOS and Android) comes with hundreds of different recipes and walks you through each step, precisely weighing each ingredient before you add it.
Crock Pot Slow Cooker with We-Mo – $129.99
It’s not your mama’s slow cooker. This Crock-Pot connects to your smartphone using built-in Bluetooth and the WeMo app for iOS and Android. Change the time and temperature settings for your meal, or switch it to warming mode so your dinner is ready as soon as you get home.
Gourmia connected air fryer – $279.99
Air fryers are having a moment in the spotlight right now. Food bloggers and health nuts agree, it’s a great way to cook crispy foods (think fried chicken and french fries) without any added fat. Use the Gourmia smartphone app (iOS and Android) to adjust temperature and cook time, or choose from dozens of pre-set recipes.
Sous Vide cooking gadgets
Now we’re getting fancy.
Sous vide is a cooking process that involves vacuum-sealing food in a bag, and then heating it to a precise temperature in a water bath (FYI Sous Vide means means “under vacuum” in French). Sous Vide cooking has been around forever, but Sous Vide consumer gadgets are increasingly popular for at-home chefs wanting to up their game.
The Anova attaches to any pot, circulates the water, and heats it to whatever temperature you set. Choose from thousands of pre-set recipes or manually adjust the temperature and cook time from anywhere with the Anova app (iOS and Android).
Mellow Sous Vide cooker – $399
If you have the budget for these (and space in your kitchen), congratulations.
These may be impractical for most people, but it’s cool to imagine having in your home.
Your backyard barbecue just got a high-tech upgrade. Use the Char-Broil app (iOS and Android) to program the smoker and get real-time data like internal meat temperature and estimated cook time. The app will even check your local weather forecast and calculate cooking time based on the outdoor temperature.
This smart oven uses Artificial Intelligence to cook your meal (Yes, really).
June Intelligent Oven – $1,495.00
This counter-top smart oven uses Artificial Intelligence to cook your meal (Yes, really). About the size of a large microwave, June has a built-in scale and an HD camera to identify what you’re cooking. The June app (only available for iOS) comes with chef-developed settings to cook your food perfectly every time.
LG SmartThinQ fridge – $3,999
Once you connect your fridge with the SmartThinQ app (iOS and Android), you can monitor the temperature of your fridge from anywhere, and get a notification if the door is left open too long. Activate vacation mode to save energy while you’re away, or make more ice on-demand if you’re having a party.
Samsung Family Hub fridge – $4,222
It’s a $4,000+ fridge with a 21.5” touchscreen on the front. Seems ridiculous? Keep reading. You can check what’s in the fridge from anywhere using the Family Hub app (iOS and Android) because there are 3 built-in cameras INSIDE THE FRIDGE. No more wondering if you need to pick up another gallon of milk at the store. You can also create shopping lists, share calendars, and stream music and movies. You know, normal fridge stuff.
The kitchen of the future is truly amazing.
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